Welcome to Mitchell Veterinary Clinic

We always welcome new clients and patients to our full-service veterinary practice in El Dorado Springs, MO & surrounding areas.

Our veterinarians and staff are devoted to staying on top of the latest diagnostics, treatments, and wellness programs to maintain your pet’s optimal health. Let’s work together to keep your beloved furry friend happy and healthy! What To Expect?

What to Expect

When you make an appointment with our veterinary clinic, you will receive superior care, a compassionate and experienced veterinarian, and a wide array of available services. To allow time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment only. Emergency cases will always receive priority, which is why occasional appointment delay is inevitable. For your convenience, drop-off appointments are available. This means you have the option to bring your pet before your appointment time (usually in the morning) and leave them with us for a couple of hours. Here are a few things to do and know to prepare for your visit. 

Upon arrival, you will be given our New Patient Registration Form to be filled out and signed, along with any necessary treatment consent forms. We recommend that your pet be placed on a leash or in pet carriers before entering the waiting area of our clinic. If you need a slip leash or small carrier, we have those available for loan or purchase. 

Once your appointment starts, our friendly and knowledgeable vet-techs will want to know about your pet’s health history and any health concerns you may have for your pet. If you have records from a former veterinarian – especially of vaccinations – these will be very helpful. Otherwise, please be prepared to tell us everything you know about your animal’s health history, and any current questions or concerns you have. We’ll ask about diet, elimination, exercise, sneezing, vomiting, and general behavior. The doctor will review all the information you give about your pet and will then begin a thorough examination.

What We’ll Do:

  • General Physical examination
  • Listen to heart and lungs
  • Examine the ears
  • Examine the eyes
  • Examine the mouth
  • Examine the cardiovascular system
  • First puppy and kitten checkups receive a free basic deworming with Pyrantel
  • Record body weight
  • Give vaccinations as needed
  • Diagnose and address any health concerns
Things to Note: 

Some vaccinations and tests will be required before we will board or give surgical treatment to your pet. 

We can provide many services, including wellness checks, vaccinations, blood tests, x-rays, surgeries, and nail trimming. In case of specialized care, we will refer you to an area specialist. 

Full payment is expected at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, and credit/debit card payments. 

Our clinic looks forward to serving you and your pet. We are confident that you will be happy with the ease and comfort of our veterinary service. Phone us today at 417-876-5717 to schedule an appointment or go to our appointment request page. 

From Our Clinic

Pet Spotlights

Baxter Ruscha

We love our patients at Mitchell Veterinary Clinic, and we wanted to introduce you to one of our favorites, Baxter! His mom and dad, Melissa and Duane Ruscha won our September Facebook competition and as part of that competition their fur baby gets his own spotlight!
Read on to learn more about Baxter!
Baxter met his family through Facebook. Melissa, his mom, saw a photo and immediately fell in love. Baxter’s family describes him as being one of the largest, rowdiest, happiest dogs they know and they love him for it.
Baxter will eat everything and ketchup only makes it better. So it’s best if you don’t leave your hotdogs unattended.
Baxter’s favorite hobbies are sleeping or playing catch. Sleeping because it takes a ton of energy to be as adorable as he is and playing catch, well, because… balls. Baxter loves meal time and snack time, and treat time, and when food falls to the floor time. If Baxter isn’t eating or chasing balls he loves laying in the sunshine. He has a favorite spot in the dirt to nap when he isn’t begging snacks and extra food. If you want to get his attention all  you have to say is, “TREAT!” and you’ll have 100% of his attention!
Thank you for taking the time to get to know Baxter! The staff loves him when he visits Mitchell Veterinary Clinic. If you want your pet highlighted like and follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MitchellVeterinaryClinic and watch for our monthly give away posts. Come back next month for our October Pet of the Month.



Introducing ACE- a year old, green eyed, pit. His momma is Jaeden Michelle.

ACE is a beautiful boy. He won our October monthly give away. Part of his prize is being our October Pet Of The Month. His Halloween costume of a Puppy Pumpkin won with the most likes. We interviewed this sweet boy and found him to be just as adorable out of costume as he is dressed up for Trick or Treating!

How did you meet your mom?

I met my mom when she visited a friend. It was love at first sight and I just knew we were destined to be together. Her boyfriend made sure she had a happy holiday and had me waiting for her on Christmas morning.


What is your favorite treat?

My favorite treat is milk bones. I looooove Milk Bones. Milk Bones are crunchy and yummy and make my mouth watery!

How do you spend your days?

I spend my days waiting for mom to get off of work. That takes forever. But when she gets home we love going on a walk or a car ride. My favorite thing is snuggling my mom when it’s bed time.

What are your favorite words to hear?

My favorite words are treat (MILK BOOONES!!), outside (because…outside), and I Love You. I love you are words you can smell and feel. They make me happy.

What makes your mom laugh?

My mom laughs when I get super hyper. I get the zoomies and when I try to do summersaults her laugh becomes really loud! She giggles and giggles when I try to smile with my teeth.

What is some advice you have for other pets that have humans?

My advice for others with humans would be to always express your personality to your human. They already love you but when they really know you they become loyal and that’s what makes you best friends.

What is your favorite memory with your mom?

One day on a car ride, I stepped on the door lock. Mom kept patting the window, calling my name. She laughed and cried a little and I think she got really worried too. Eventually she had to crawl into the car through the trunk to get me out. We were both just excited to see each other all we could do was hug and love on each other. I gave my mom lots of kisses and wagged my tail all over the place.

ACE is a fun guy and is  greatly loved. We look forward to seeing him again on his next check-up.